Rita Hayworth's Grandson Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

11:06 PM PST 12/05/2011 by THR Staff
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No crime is suspected in Fordham University alum Andrew Embiricos' death.

A grandson of '40s and '50s actress Rita Hayworth has been found dead of an apparent suicide in New York City.

Police say 25-year-old Andrew Embiricos was discovered in his Chelsea apartment Sunday night with a bag over his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No crime is suspected.

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A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office says the cause of his death is pending autopsy results.

Embiricos was the son of Hayworth's daughter Yasmin Aga Khan, a philanthropist best known for publicizing the plight of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

He was a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in psychology. According to his website, Embiricos founded a Facebook charity group while an undergraduate that provided clothing to homeless people in New York.

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His website also lists him as a web consultant for Universal Music Group. He is currently listed on LinkedIn as a sales executive for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

A self-professed aircraft enthusiast, he was found by a friend who went to check on him at his Manhattan home, notes the New York Daily News.

Hayworth was a legendary beauty who rose to fame in the 1940s and '50s in movies such as Cover Girl and Gilda. She died in 1987 of Alzheimer's disease at age 68.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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